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Thread: Proposed - 111 Washington Street - by Costas Kondylis

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    mc sam has a stop work order for excavation damaging the foundation of the neighboring building- 103 perhaps? 103 also has a new sign up advertising 'availability'... leasing or sale????

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    I was walking past the McSam site at Washington / Rector today and a guy was waiting for a DOB inpsector -- he said the Stop Work Order for that job has been lifted and they're ready to get back to work

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    It is just amazing how much work is being done on Washington street south of WTC. New towers at 123 Washington, 111 Washington, 99 Washington, 50 West. Also, That small building next to Deutsche Bank is being gutted, and the best news of all is that they started demolishing DB again. From the window in my office, you can see guys working on the roof of this building with jackhammers, and the crane lowering a dumpster.

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    McSams are like disgusting roaches/rats. They can't really be stopped.

    If floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, fires, mudslides, tsunamis, volcanoes, droughts, climate change, economic crisis, recessions, depressions, wars, nuclear fallout, terrorism, famines, plagues, diseases, and the sun exploding can't stop them, you think some little ole Stop Work Order is gonna be able to do it?

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    Work will be allowed to resume when a sincere effort to protect 103 Washington Street is demonstrated by Tritel, McSam's owned contracting Co.

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    I think a fatwa should be declared on Sam Chang, the biggest terrorist in all of New York.

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    looks like full steam ahead on sam's hotel @ 99 washington.... i hear moran's has sold to sam but unconfirmed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitten View Post
    looks like full steam ahead on sam's hotel @ 99 washington.... i hear moran's has sold to sam but unconfirmed...
    I can see a sale of air rights in ACRIS but not the actual parcel.

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    what is the date for the air rights sale? i think sometimes it takes a while for sales to post on ACRIS...

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    Sale of Moran's air rights > McSam: May 23, 2008.

    Since Chang has bought Moran's air rights (from the lot to the north at 103 Washington), thereby increasing the allowable FAR for 99-101 Washington, then it seems there would be no point of buying the actual Moran's building / land.

    btw: According to DOF it looks like McSam @ 99 Washington has also grabbed up the remaining and available air rights (plus some easements) from the other connecting properties to the east and northeast:

    94 Greenwich
    94A Greenwich
    96 Greenwich

    Therefore this new McSam building on the corner of Washington / Rector should have no blank walls, but should have windows all around (since all neighboring properties @ ~ 3-5 stories will remain).

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    Should being the operative word here...

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    so he has all the air rights- but isn't 103 also slated for redevelopment of condos thereby blocking hotel windows? is there a rendering of sam's plan anywhere?

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    The Gene Kaufman, Architect website has something that might be the plan for this site (it looks fairly similar to the other McSam / GKA 35-story hotel planned for up the block at Trinity / Rector); text reads:

    This 40-story tower rises from a dense, narrow street to take its place among the tall buildings of Lower Manhattan. The 300 key limited service hotel building includes ground floor retail uses. The eight-story street wall permits larger floor plates and suite configurations.
    From an interview in Hotels Magazine (April 2008) with Kaufman:


    HOTELS: How do you keep the hotels within the best possible context of the neighborhood they are in?

    Kaufman: In the downtown financial district we have a site with some existing small historic rowhouses we are preserving. We are building two separate towers that have the vertical proportions of the classic skyscrapers to give this area its signature identity, rather than a large horizontal slab building. It makes a better business model and a better urban context.

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    HOTELS: You know New York very well. Do you infuse properties in various neighborhoods with style/feeling you have for a particular area, or rather with historical context?

    Kaufman: Responding to a neighborhood is a way of giving a project an identity. Unlike some less complex places there is no single New York City style, image or context. But there is no one way of looking at a single neighborhood either, which is good, because in Chelsea, for instance, we have nine hotel projects.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kitten View Post

    ... isn't 103 also slated for redevelopment of condos thereby blocking hotel windows?
    DOF shows that 103 has sold all development rights to McSam.

    No FAR left for the 103 lot so no condos can rise there.

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    thanks lofter! so doesn't it make sense that sam would then want to raze 103, buy morans to raze, and build on all 3 lots?

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